The Big Half Race Review and Recap – 10th March 2019

The-Big-Half-Start

This is the second year of the half marathon organised by the organisers of Virgin Money London Marathon, the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling and Swim Serpentine.

The entry was via ballot and is purposely very timely for the upcoming London Marathon. The general entry fee was £39.00 (£35.00 for members of a British Athletics affiliated running club). Entry fee for runners from the four boroughs the run passes through was £30.

The Build Up

It was a 6 am alarm. Luckily I set two alarms as I fell asleep after the first. Continue reading “The Big Half Race Review and Recap – 10th March 2019”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 24

Track 24 – For What You Dream Of – Bedrock (1993)

Dropping back to an all-out dance classic this week. Off one of the best dance complication albums ever and part of the classic Trainspotting soundtrack, is the British electronic music duo (John Digweed and Nick Muir) with their dance floor stomper from the early 90s. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 24”

Ronhill Mens Infinity Cargo Stretch Running Shorts – Review

Ronhill Cargo ShortsI recently raved about the On Hybrid Running Shorts. I thought I had found salvation – carrying my phone and other bits whilst running. Whilst I solved my problem, I was still not quite happy. The inner shorts were a bit short for me. I always wear tight/compression shorts that come to just above my knee and then loose shorts over the top. The On inner shorts come halfway down my thigh. Also, although I bought an extra-large in the On Hybrids, the inner short is still a bit too small to get over my ass.

I then came across the Ronhill Men’s Infinity Cargo Stretch Running Shorts. Continue reading “Ronhill Mens Infinity Cargo Stretch Running Shorts – Review”

Email subscriptions – Tidy Up Your Life Admin

Email subscriptions

This is going to be a series of posts about tidying up the general clutter in digital life. It’s very much the “One day” category of decluttering. “One day I will look/listen/read this thing” but you never do and it just builds up and up! The first post is about email subscriptions. Continue reading “Email subscriptions – Tidy Up Your Life Admin”

Why Habits are more important than Goals

Habits

Rich Roll recently did a podcast with James Clear about his book Atomic Habits . It’s a great listen. I find it so interesting why sometimes making a change is easy and sometimes it seems impossible. I enjoyed it so much I want to give you a little breakdown of it. Here are a few snippets from the podcast –

What is a habit?

A habit is a behaviour that’s been repeated enough times to become automatic. Continue reading “Why Habits are more important than Goals”

Nike Epic React Flyknit – Running Shoe Review

Nike Epic React 2

I spend too much time looking at running shoes. If I have 10 mins, I will go to the usual websites and look for new deals, colours or styles. I’m a Nike man through and through. The only non-Nike shoes I’ve bought in the last 10 years are the On Cloudventure, which I really like and are a specific off-road shoe. I reviewed them here. Continue reading “Nike Epic React Flyknit – Running Shoe Review”